Postgame: How About That Penalty Kill

Pat Steinberg
December 05 2010 08:26PM

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 30: Tomas Kopecky  of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a goal by teammate Jonathan Toews  in the 3rd period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on November 30, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 7-5. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

**NOTE - No scoring chances tonight due to technical difficulties**

It was either a special teams display or a special teams nightmare, depending on how you decide to look at Sunday's 4-2 Calgary Flames loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.  The Hawks scored four times on the man advantage while Calgary generated all of their offence the same the end, the Flames would fail to put back to back wins together once again.

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Game No. 27: Here goes nothin'

Ryan Lambert
December 05 2010 04:40PM

Uh oh.

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FGD: I'm Not Afraid (Not Afraid)

Pat Steinberg
December 05 2010 02:14PM

The Calgary Flames bucked that Windy City monkey off their back last month with a 7-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, snapping an eight game losing streak against them.  Tonight, they take on the Hawks for the first time at the United Center with a familiar face back in the lineup (5 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  Ales Kotalik makes his return to the lineup, his first game of the season.

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Gameday Preview: Blackhawks Down

Kent Wilson
December 05 2010 10:02AM

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 30: Tomas Kopecky  of the Chicago Blackhawks receives congratulations from teammates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on November 30, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


Last meeting, the Flames finally broke whatever spell the Hawks had over them, blasting their nemesis 7-2 at the Dome mid-November. Similar to Calgary's recent beating at the hands of the Canucks by the same score, the game was rather close until the third frame. With Chicago pressing, the Flames scored a demoralizing goal to go up 5-1 and then a dejected Marty Turco started letting in long bombs from outside the top of the face-off circles. At the time, many wondered if the win would shake the Flames out of their doldrums; alas.

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Postgame: Surprise, Surprise

Pat Steinberg
December 03 2010 09:21PM

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 22: Goaltender Henrik Karlsson  of the Calgary Flames celebrates after netting his first NHL win after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on October 22, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Is anyone shocked that the Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames played to a one goal decision on Friday night?  I would doubt it, as these two teams played the same type of game we've seen them play many times before...on this occasion, Rene Bourque's shootout winner would give Calgary a 3-2 extra time win over their Northwest Division rivals, and Henrik Karlsson would pick up his second win in the Flames net.

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